Lake District

a person in a canoe with Skiddaw reflected in the water

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Trees beside an icy river

Discover something new in the Lake District 

We've reopened our doors for 2017 with lots of new things to discover at the places we care for - where will you visit first?

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

Spring nature and wildlife in the Lake District 

On the hunt for a peregrine falcon, red squirrel, daffodil, bluebell, or simply just to enjoy the birdsong that surrounds us in the spring? The Lake District is waking up after the winter and as the days get longer and warmer, it's the perfect season to step outside.

Fell Foot parkrun

Get out and active in the Lake District 

Fancy getting out and active? The Lakes is the place to be. It's an adventure playground all year round with walks, hikes, bike trails and run routes.

South Lakes volunteers Neil and Lesley get stuck in to some dry-stone walling, Cumbria

Volunteering opportunities in the Lake District 

Without the support of our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to care for over 20% of the Lake District National Park and a whole load of fabulous houses and gardens. Whether it’s to make new friends, work in the place that you love or just know that you’re helping a great cause, we’ve plenty of opportunities – indoors and out.

What's new in the Lakes?

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Where will you explore today?